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The Sempiternal Season

Studies in Seventeenth-Century Devotional Writing

by P. G. Stanwood (Author)
Others 185 Pages

Summary

The Sempiternal Season brings together fourteen essays primarily concerned with seventeenth-century English writers, especially John Donne, George Herbert, John Milton, John Cosin, Joseph Beaumont, and Henry More. It also includes studies of their effect on Christina Rossetti, G.M. Hopkins, and T.S. Eliot. These essays share a desire for discovering the historical and the transcendent moment, the convergence of world and word. They reveal in their sometimes historical, sometimes formalist critical approach a desire to understand literary texts that are, broadly speaking, «devotional» or involved with religious sensibility.

Details

Pages
185
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820417783
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1992. 185 pp.

Biographical notes

P. G. Stanwood (Author)

The Author: P. G. Stanwood is Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies in English at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, having studied also at the University of Mainz, Germany, and at Cambridge University. He has published many articles and reviews in professional journals and edited a number of works, including three books of Richard Hooker's Lawes of Ecclesiastical Polity, Jeremy Taylor's Holy Living and Holy Dying, and William Law's A Serious Call.

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